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Christine Murangi has experience in energy, projects, infrastructure insolvency and restructurings. She advises a broad range of clients including, project sponsors, government and financial institutions and private parties in the power, infrastructure (including public-private partnerships), renewables, and oil, gas and mining sectors.

She also advises lenders, debtors, government entities, shareholders as well as distressed debt and asset buyers and investors on various aspects including, restructurings and insolvency options (where relevant). Christine has also advised various insolvency practitioners in respect of their mandates.

Experience has included advising:

  • The Kenyan government on the procurementof a proposed second Nyali PPP Project  in Mombasa County
  • A private party on the development of a Special Economic Zone in Kenya through a PPP arrangement
  • A private party on the structuring, concession documentation and licensing in respect of a road project under Kenya's road annuity program
  • A private party on the investment and development of ports and industrial city in Kenya in the form of unsolicited investment proposals
  • Lenders on the financing of a 981.75 MW coal-fired power plant in Lamu County, Kenya
  • Project sponsors in respect of a 40 MW solar power project in Makindu, Makueni County
  • Sponsors and developers in respect of 7.5MW hydro power project in Bungoma County, Kenya
  • Sponsors and developers in respect of 4 hydro power projects
  • A developer of a 140 MW geothermal power project in Kenya
  • A leading retail supermarket chain in East Africa in respect of standstill arrangements with lenders and restructuring of its business
  • Lenders in respect of restructuring and subsequent administration of a leading building materials producer in East Africa
  • Receivers of a renewable energy project including the sale of key assets.
  • An international company on the recovery of monies following administration of its consortium partner
  • Lenders in respect of the restructuring, recovery and insolvency options for a leading producer of cookware, and commercial rolling and roofing products in East Africa
  •  A group of lenders and their advisors in respect of restructuring of a leading provider of transport and logistics solutions in East Africa in financial distress

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya (2014)

Education

  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2014)
  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (2012)

Prior Experience

  • 2019 to date, Senior Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2015 to 2018, Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2014 to 2014, Pupil, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2012 to 2013, Legal Assistant, Nairobi-based IT company

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Member of the East Africa Law Society
  • Member of the International Project Finance Association

Winning public support for road tolling policy

Although the development of road infrastructure in many countries has and continues to be funded through collection of tolls, tolling of roads generally remains unpopular with the public and forms part of an ongoing political and public debate around the world.

Kenya: Is COVID-19 an excuse for non-payment of loans?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has undeniably affected both borrowers and lenders negatively, with the exception of a few players such as those in medical supplies, basic food stuffs and certain technology, e-commerce and entertainment providers.

Africa Renewable Energy Guide

With a population exceeding one billion people and an estimated combined economy of USD1.5 trillion, Africa presents huge opportunities for investors, developers and operators across the renewable energy sector.

Renewable energy in Africa

Renewable energy is providing millions of people in Africa with access to electricity for the first time.  Per capita consumption of electricity in sub- Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) is 180 kWh, compared to 13,000 kWh per capita in the United States and 6,500 kWh in Europe.